"They killed a lion after caging him": UP police's disciplinary action against constable Faiyaz Khan for hailing gangster Mukhtar Ansari

NewsBharati    01-Apr-2024 11:33:05 AM
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Lucknow, April 1: In a significant development, the Uttar Pradesh police took disciplinary action against its constable Faiyaz Khan for hailing deceased Mukhtar Ansari on social media. He posted a status on his WhatsApp account hailing gangster-turned-politician who died of cardiac arrest on Thursday. His post went viral after it was circulated online on Sunday. 
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According to the screenshots of Faiyaz Khan's WhatsApp status, it was written, "The parents and grandparents of those people whose pants would turn wet on hearing the roar of a lion…They are now hailing the Baba and singing his praises".

"He will also remain forever in the hearts of people. Dear heart, don’t feel sad about his death. None had the power to fight him face to face. They killed the lion deceitfully after putting him in a cage. Good bye, the lion of Purvanchal. #Mukhtar_Ansari," he had shared in another WhatsApp status.

After the posts by Faiyaz Khan went viral on social media, the Lucknow police immediately took action and initiated disciplinary proceedings against the police constable.

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DCP, North, Abhijeet Shanker, said: “As the model code of conduct is in place, the police department has initiated correspondence with the Election Commission to seek approval for the suspension of the constable, Faiyaz Khan. The constable has violated the guidelines of the police service manual and has exhibited conduct contrary to disciplinary standards," he added.

"Once we receive clearance from the EC, we will suspend him and take appropriate legal action," Shanker said. "The inspector at BKT police station alerted us about the WhatsApp status after which we initiated investigation," he said.